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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 9 March 2017 of The New York Review of Books est. 1963 The New York Review of Books
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Extravagant, Aggressive Birds Down Under, Tim Flannery , single work essay

'Toward the end of his highly enjoyable book Where Song Began, Tim Low informs us that “it might be said that the world has one hemisphere weighted towards mammals and one towards birds.” The hemisphere weighted toward mammals is the northern one. And Low makes a convincing case that, in the south, birds of a most extravagant type occur. But is the southern hemisphere truly weighted toward birds? One window into the question is through bird–human interactions. We humans are used to getting our way with nature, but in the Antipodes birds occasionally gain the upper hand.' (Introduction)

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